Patch the pony is lonely. He spends time with everyone on the farm; from Ernie and Edith the friendly mice, to Beryl and her gossiping hens, even Lily and the ladybirds who look after the veggie garden. He especially loves time with his owner and special girl, Sam. But they all have families, or school, or other things Patch can’t join in with, leaving him feeling like he doesn’t quite fit in. Will Patch the lonely pony ever feel at home? See what happens when Sam has an idea and does something that changes Patch’s life forever! Life on the farm will never be the same again.Patch and Ruby is beautifully illustrated, with vibrant colours and gorgeous depictions of Patch and his friends. The story is meaningful, at times heart-warmingly funny, and ultimately about friendship and finding out where you belong.
Anouska Jones is a book editor, publisher, reviewer and author, who has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She is a former Senior Editor of Kids’ Book Review, and is the Publisher for Exisle Publishing and their children’s picture book imprint, EK Books. Anouska has put together books of quotes and images on various topics, from animals with Woof, Meow and Spirit to tea with Happiness is a Red Teapot. She lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, with her family and their two dogs.
Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating picture books. As well as full-time art making, Gwynneth is also studying to be an art therapist.